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Aug 6, 2013 4:00am EDT
washington post," the paper battles falling circulation. what does this mean for the business of media? more analysis with bertha coombs from the states. and also, we take the pulse of the solar industry with edward guinness, ceo of guinness alternative energy fund. got any thoughts or comments, please e-mail us, we kick off in the corporate sector. a bit of a sell-off for want of a spin-off. sony shares dropping more than 5% after the japanese firm rejected investor dan loeb's plan to spin off part of its entertainment arm. some losses after the hedge fund said it would keep talking with sony to find more shareholder value. in a letter to third point, the ceo defended keeping full control of the entertainment unit, saying it helped to drive synergies. sony agreed to sharpen its earnings picture when it comes to disclosing movie and music revenues. you said they wouldn't really bend to dan loeb's influence. where does this leave him now? >> well, i think the fact of the matter is that if there is more recognition about the fact that the japanese companies move a lot more
Aug 28, 2013 4:00am EDT
and washington are struggling, i think, to stay on top of events. >> okay. thanks for that. lord malik brown, former deputy secretary-general and hadly thank you as well. oil on the firm on the backs of concerns about the middle east. up to $116 on brent. below that, 115.45. nymex, over 110. over 109 for first time in a year and a half in the last 12 hours or so. >>> readers who tried to access the new york times website on tuesday got error messages as the paper was hit with the second major cyberattack this month. people had trouble act setting twitter. a group called the syrian electronic army, which supports president assad, is claiming responsibility. the times says the outage was caused by malicious external attack. but quickly set up alternative sides to post stories about syria. twitter never appeared to lose its service. >>> still to come, another day, another set of fines for jpmorgan. we'll talk about that next. ♪ [ agent smith ] i've found software that intrigues me. it appears it's an agent of good. ♪ [ agent smith ] ge software connects patients to nurses to the right machi
Aug 5, 2013 4:00am EDT
today with a big to-do list. 11:30 we'll be in washington for the latest on the u.s. political agenda. [ male announcer ] it's time. time to have new experiences with a familiar keyboard. to update our status without opening an app. to have all our messages in one place. to browse... and share... faster than ever. ♪ it's time to do everything better than before. the new blackberry q10. it's time. it's time to do everything better than before. >>> samsung stock tumbled earlier today as it patent battle with apple took a new twist. the obama administration vetoed an import ban on old apple products in the u.s. for more we're in seoul. >> hey there. samsung electronics shares closed session down 1%. samsung can't appeal against this because the president was the final verdict. we do have an update. samsung apparently submitted an appeal to itc's ruling back in june which let apple off the hook on samsung's claims that it infringed upon some of samsung's patents. samsung is expected to claim that they are a commercial patent and not a standard essential patent that apple violated. now,
Aug 8, 2013 4:00am EDT
the surprise decision by the washington post company this week to sell its namesake paper to the amazon founder jeff bezos. now, there has been more uncertainty about the salzburgers intentions with the times in recent years. after the company has shrunk to the flagship paper and international edition and the family cut the stake to around 13%. the new york times, well, we're seeing it trading a little higher in german trade, up by just shy of half a percent. >>> the australian prime minister kevin rudd's tussle with rupert murdoch over the country's national broadband network has escalated. in an interview with abc he suggested the twitter tirade may have something to do with the competition that the network could pose to the network. he suggested the opposition leader may have fallen under murdoch's sway. tony abbott denies ever talking to rupert murdoch about mbn. >> what is underneath all of this? is it to do with the national broadband network representing a commercial threat? i've seen some commentary on that. and i discovered in fact mr. abbott's policy was launched at the fox studios he
Aug 9, 2013 4:00am EDT
that be in washington are not doing their part in terms of fiscal policy? you make all the right points, tax reform, burdensome regulation. >> i don't know. i don't know. because whether you're a democrat or a republican, your objective should be to put people back to work, to put the american people back to work. >> exactly. >> one thing that is very clear, you can't count on the monetary authority to do more than we have done. we filled the gas tank, streaming in the engine, but no one is stepping on the gas pedal to the full extent to accelerate job creation and that's because of all of the uncertainty. i don't understand this. if you're a d or r, democrat or republican, you should want to have more job creation and we can reboot tax policy and reboot the spending and re-adjust globalization and become much more competitive. i can tell you this, american businesses are more muscular, more lean, more fit and ready to roll if they would just let them out of the starting gate. and who controls the starting gate, it is the congress of the united states. >> mr. fisher talking to maria. >>> here we ar
Aug 16, 2013 4:00am EDT
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Aug 22, 2013 4:00am EDT
on the phone from jackson hole is neil irwin at the washington post. and still with us is jerry wetman at oppenheimer funds. let's talk about whether the markets should actually care about the jackson hole meeting this time around, given the very long absentee list. what do you think? >> i wouldn't expect it to be a major keeper of news the way it has been in the past. >> go ahead. >> sure. it is funny, the -- in the years past it has been this kind of earth shaking thing where there is clear guidance on where the monetary policy is heading. there is going to be academic talk about what is the new consensus of what is going forward. we had an extraordinary intervention over the last several years, now kind of a moment to reassess. is qe working? is forward guidance working? what is the general consensus of the future? >> jerry, let me bring you in. do you care about jackson hole this year? do you think the markets were? >> i don't think in the short-term the markets should care much about what is happening in jackson hole. here is what i think is implicit and what i see on the agenda a
Aug 27, 2013 4:00am EDT
last year. we'll preview the data in washington at 11:30. plus, as india's economy struggles to get on the scoreboard, we're joined by an author who says indian cricket is driving the country's growth story. tune in to find out why. plus, tiffany reports before the bell today. will china sales continue to sparkle, despite slowing growth in the world's second biggest economy? we'll be in new york to look at that at 11:50 cet. and if you've got thoughts or comments, e-mail it's sort of there, really. >>> now, u.s. secretary of state john kerry says there is undeniable evidence that chemical weapons were used in an attack on citizens just outside the damascus region of syria last week. speaking to reporters, kerry added that president obama is now consulting with allies before he decides how to respond. >> let me be clear, the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. by any standard, it is inexcusable. and despite the excuses and equivocations that some have manufacture
Aug 14, 2013 4:00am EDT
says thanks, but no thanks as lawmakers and washington insiders lend advise on ben bernanke's replacement. who are investors backing for the top job? we'll discuss after the break. [ male announcer ] it's time. time to have new experiences with a familiar keyboard. to update our status without opening an app. to have all our messages in one place. to browse... and share... faster than ever. ♪ it's time to do everything better than before. the new blackberry q10. it's time. >>> welcome back to the show. president obama wants some space to decide who he will be nominating to replace fed chairman ben bernanke. reuters reports the white house is annoyed that senate democrats wrote a letter to the president critical of former treasury secretary larry summers, urging him to pick fed vice chair janet yellen instead. deputy chief of staff nabor addressed the issue with harry reid's top staffer who says reid will support whom ever the president chooses. president obama isn't expected to make his choice until sometime this fall. still with us is dara at hsbc. i thought that presiden
Aug 30, 2013 4:00am EDT
to follow the latest developments out of syria as we await a decision in washington on the next course of action. the former u.s. ambassador to saudi arabia robert jordan joins us from dubai. >>> and also with us from hamburg this morning, annette giving us the german perspective in syria and the latest on the buildup to the country's looming federal election. >>> these are the headlines from around the globe. u.s. government says it is still seeking an international coalition on syria, playing down speculation it will go it alone. this is after british lawmakers voted against taking action for the alleged use of chemical weapons. >>> india's prime minister rejects talk of an economic crisis ahead of the country's crucial gdp release with growth expected to stay below 5% at pn carlos slim and america movil says it could drop its bid for the telecom group following a dutch foundation's move to block the takeover. >>> and zurich's insurance says it is looking into whether undue pressure was put on its late cfo before his death, also confirming the presence of a suicide note that mentions
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